Palliative Wound Care

The traditional goal of wound care is to heal or prepare for surgical closure, but techniques and procedures used to heal a wound can be painful or uncomfortable and very costly. It is inappropriate to ignore wounds or declare them untreatable in patients at the end of life. Palliative wound care requires a different mindset than traditional wound care, yet is based on the same fundamental scientific principles. The concept of palliation for chronic wounds is a relatively new concept within the past ten years. Palliation recognizes and accepts non-healing endpoints as appropriate care and uses non-healing strategies to comfort patients and improve quality of life. This presentation provides a framework for understanding and providing palliative care for wounds at the end of life.

Target Audience

Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: Hospice, Palliative Care.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and describe the kinds of wounds that are highly prevalent at the end of life.
  • Identify and describe the co-morbidities/risk factors related to wounds at the end of life.
  • Recognize and describe goals and plans for wound care that are consistent with palliative care.
  • Recognize and describe how to manage symptoms of pain and odor.

Additional Information

Partner: 
Relias LLC
State Relevance: 
South Carolina
New Mexico
California
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
06/20/2020
Course expires: 
07/31/2021
Cost:
$40.00
Rating: 
0

Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS

Dr. Aletha Tippett received her BS in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1975 and her MD from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Tippett has done wound care for 20 years and has treated over 15,000 wounds. Her main areas of focus in wound care are limb salvage and pressure ulcer prevention and treatment and she brings a bio-engineering approach to these. She has been honored with numerous awards in the healthcare community and is a published author and international speaker and teacher on wound care topics. She is president of the Hope of Healing Foundation, dedicated to limb salvage and novel wound therapies. She is a member of the International Biotherapy Society and is an active "biotherapist", using maggots and leeches in her wound care practice. Dr. Tippett is also active in hospice and is a certified hospice medical director for Brookdale Hospice in Dayton, Ohio. Disclosure: Aletha W. Tippett, BSChE, MD, ABFP, ABHPM, AAPM, WCC, CWS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

California Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

 

This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

Florida Board of Medicine

 

Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

New Mexico Board of Nursing

New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
This course awards 1.00 contact hours upon successful completion.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC

Price

Cost:
$40.00
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